Another 82 hazardous waste containers to be re-exported to the UK today

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Sri Lanka Customs says steps will be taken to re-export another 82 illegally imported containers of hazardous waste currently at the Colombo Port to the United Kingdom today. Additional Director General of Customs and Media Spokesman Sunil Jayarathne said 20 waste containers have thus far been sent back to the UK on the 30th of October. The Court of Appeal earlier ordered the Central Environmental Authority to take steps to re-export the 242 hazardous waste containers. Controversy arose in 2017 pertaining to the stock of containers being brought to Sri Lanka.

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